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DIY Laundry Detergent

We’re always looking for ways to do our part to live green, and its always a bonus when that also means saving money!  This time we’re DIYing laundry detergent and we’ve been using this for a couple of months so that we could test it out before posting.  Turns out, we LOVE it and aren’t…

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Save money, the landfill and your face: DIY reusable makeup remover pads

I’m always looking for additional ways to be green.  I decided in 2016 I would work on specifically reducing the amount of disposable care/home products I use.  For example things like cotton balls, paper towels, and MAKEUP REMOVER PADS!  Why am I yelling MAKEUP REMOVER PADS you ask?  Because today I’m going to show you…

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Ombre Ornaments: Using Krylon Paint

FTC disclosure: Krylon paint provided the materials for this post. The opinions I shared about using the discussed materials are my own. For this project, Krylon asked me to prepare Ornaments for their display at the Craft and Hobby Association booth at the national show taking place this past week! The goal was to take clear…

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Upcycling a Window into an Endtable

I came across this old window that someone put out for trash, yes trash, and I knew it could really be something special.  So, I decided that I would make it into an end table.  We also had the pleasure of working with our awesome friends over at Valu Home Centers to make a video…

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Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

FTC disclosure: Valu Home Centers sponsored this blog post. The opinions I shared about shopping at these locations below and using the discussed materials are my own. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shopping local to create upcycled home decor is a win-win-win situation; the local shops get your business, you get…

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    Christmas Decor

I must share with you my secret.  I, Jackie Hausler, am a Christmas elf.  That’s right.  You’re hearing it here first, folks. Growing up, my mom decked the halls like no other mother.  She instilled in me the importance of going all out when it comes to Christmas decor and, I, of course have to…

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Fancy Lego Storage

Folks. Buckle up. Cause you are about to be shown how you can turn a sideboard into lego storage! No longer will you have a permanent imprint of a lego on the bottom of your foot. What I used for this project: Dresser Sand paper Paint Paint brush Paint roller Wood for shelving Saw Wood…

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The “CHRISTMAS IS COMING sale!”

Guys. CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  Christmas is the best time of the year, no doubt.  Not only is it filled with the spirit of giving, fun celebrations, good food (COOKIES!), friends and family fun, but most importantly, celebrating the birth of Jesus! In honor of that and so much more love to spread around, I’m hosting…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Assembly and staining

We’re back to update you with another post about our dining room table that we’re making with the help of Tom’s grandpa.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the first post, here it is! Grandpa did a ton of work on the table, and so we headed out on a beautiful fall…

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Friendsgiving Decor

Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things: 1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Prepping and Staining

Ever since we moved into our home in 2011, we have wanted the Benchwright Pottery Barn dining room table.  I will let you take a moment to bask in its beauty! As much as we loved and longed for it, it just simply wasn’t in the budget. So, I went on Pinterest to search for…

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DIY Back to School Reading Setup

For this guest blog post opportunity, I had the opportunity to shop at one of my favorite stores, Buffalo ReStore.  You may remember when I did a collaboration with ReStore and Valu last year for our guest bedroom makeover. If you haven’t checked out ReStore yet, I will give you the lowdown.  It’s a store filled with reclaimed…

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DIY wood wall decor

How I made my own DIY wood wall decor for $7.

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DIY outdoor composter

Thank you to Valu Home Centers for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. Did you know that leftover food can actually be turned into compost? Composting is a great way to live a green lifestyle.  On the Valu Home Centers blog  I show how to make…

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Let’s talk blogging

Do you live in ‪Buffalo‬ and want to learn more about ‪blogging‬? Join the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter on August 5 for their sunrise seminar on digital story telling. As an added bonus, yours truly will be speaking! PRSA EVENT DESCRIPTION Online storytelling takes many forms. Infographics can help display…

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How I Transformed my Jewelry Armoire for $14

My jewelry armoire has been looking pretty sad lately, screaming for a re-do and I’ve also always wanted to try a chalky finish on something; so now, the time has come for both!  I went to Valu Home Centers to pick up some of this awesome Krylon Chalky Finish spray paint.  I know I’ve said…

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Kitchen Tour

We have been living in our home for almost four years now. I can’t believe how the time has passed! And to think, all this time I didn’t update you all with a complete kitchen tour. How dare I! Are you ready for the before photos? Buckle up. So, before I show you our updated…

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How to Create a (Realistic) Fancy Pantry for $1

I must admit, I like to watch the Food Network whenever I have a free minute. Partially because I love to see what food creations they come up with, and also partially because I love to see the fabulous kitchen spaces they all have.  My two personal favorites are Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Nancy…

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2015 Earth Day Clean up

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year!  I am always so excited to celebrate the earth we live on and try to promote and educate on everything that makes up a green living lifestyle. In the nicer months, my exercise routine consists of running to and from my house to the…

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Corner Shelf Re-do

This piece was a good old fashioned roadside find.  I had been looking for something to the add to the corner of my reading nook and this was perfect.    So, to get started with the refinish, I took it outside and took all the hardware and doors off. Then I gave it a good…

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